The Zombie-eyed granny starver has chicken-legs. That’s what happens when someone’s physical exertion is done via Tv snake-oil workouts, and not by actual, you know, WORK.
Like Biden, Letterman treats this doofus with all the civility and respect he deserves:
Actually, Chicken-legs there probably doesn’t deserve THAT much. Being pied would probably be just about right. Or frozen urine treats? May need to contact Chuckles for outsourcing….
But beyond that, here’s a question about this oh-so-serious Rmoney Taxin’ Plan.
They are saying an across the board, 20% tax cut. Presumable that is Federal Income tax, as all the other taxes most of us pay are of other kinds. Also presumably, they don’t mean Medicare and SS (although with these flagrantly evil pirates, who can tell).
OK. So everybody gets 20% off their Fed income tax. Obviously, in real numbers, this will be a bigger deal to the 1%, and the 47% moochers won’t see a damn thing from it.
But then they say the tax cut will be revenue neutral. Of course, they won’t identify how they will compensate, because defense spending HAS to go up; middle class items like mortgage exemptions are not mentioned. Estate Taxes and Capital Gains will not budge, unless they go down too.
So, even if there IS some magic way to get to revenue neutrality, where is it coming from? The stated goal is to put more money in the hands of rich ‘Jawb Creeaturz”. So EVEN if there is some magickal Confidence Fairy and Trickle Down Elf that manages to make the whole structure stand on some rickety jury rigged neutral basis (one which is sure to be immediately eroded by the creation of new exemptions and loopholes to replace the ones that disappeared).
Even under the BEST case scenario Willard-BainCo lays out, the whole proposal will not affect the revenues taken in. Under MAGICKAL conditions. So what is the point? Why bother?
Because it is designed to redistribute the last vestiges of meager wealth remaining among the 99% into the pockets of Mitt and Friends. And if you’re not one of his ‘class’ sucks to be you. And the tax cuts, as Dubya before, will come at the expense of middle class payments, further elimination of expenditures on things like infrastructure, cops, teachers, firefighters, and veterans; or through increased deficit (of course, deficits due to tax cuts pay for themselves! Darth Cheney and Grover Norquist told us so!)
It’s all a bait-and-switch operation and not a very sophisticated one at that. Paul Ryan is not a serious policy wonk; he is a half-bright flim-flam man. In another era, he would have been selling potions from the back of a truck.
And as if anyone needs reminding, here’s what happened last time someone did this:
Fuckers. In this case, gridlock is actually going to help us. I have been skeptical about Lawrence O’Donnell’s “Off Teh Cliff” rhetoric, but am beginning to see the value. Take the fucking Bush tax cuts out of the equation, even if it also hits the 99%. I think most middle class folks would accept it, if the 1% also have to pay. And then, in January, when Congress starts acting like their hair is on fire (which it won’t be; most of the cuts and the restored taxes won’t start making their effects known for months, if not years), we can all just laugh and laugh at them….
Arithmetic and Logic. No wonder the Right hates education and college; it’s not their friend.